Catholic Church

Catholic community in Buryatia was set up in the second half of XIX century. The members were mainly qualified workers who came from Poland, Lithuania to build Transsiberian rail road.

By the beginning of the ХХ century the number of Catholics in Verkhneudinsk increased and there was the need to build a catholic church. V.I. Zalevsky, I.L. Gaze, G.L. Khrostsitsky initiated the construction of the cathedral. In 1907 they filed a request with the municipal administration on allocation the cathedral construction site. The church was consecrated on July 24, 1909 by Mogilevsky bishop Yan Tseplyak.

The Catholic church stayed for 21 years. After the October revolution practically all religious institutions were closed down. The Catholic church was destroyed in 1930.

The revival of Catholic church started in Buryatia in 90-ies of the ХХ century. On August 31, Catholic church of Holy Jesus Christ Heart was officially registered, and in 2002 the construction of the church began. The consecration was made by His Grace Bishop Kirill Klimovich on June 5, 2005.
 

Location

Stroitelej Avenue, 3